Bibeau c La Presse et al 2019 QCCA


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In this judgment, the Quebec Court of Appeal states that “at most” the absence of charges is just one of many factors that the Court has to consider in applying Dagenais/Mentuck under s. 487.3 of the Criminal Code.

Decision Summary

In Bibeau, the Court of Appeal seems to back away from its 2017 decision in Savard v La Presse (which was discussed at the 2018 Ad IDEM conference) that suggested that if no charges are laid, there should automatically be a publication ban on the contents of search warrants.


Bibeau c La Presse et al 2019 QCCA

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